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Museum Folkwang

Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Ostviertel)
+49 201 8845 444
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Ranked #5 of 40 attractions in Essen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

the museum is beatiful but security measures make your visit a nightmare. taking or taking pictures? it depends on the room you visit, if you have a bag you cand bring with you only in some rooms and only one handed! i personaly take a poster inside the museum and i cannot bring with me so my entire visit was... More

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Brand new, well designed museum: lots of light, Bauhaus- type style. Quite a good permanent collection, often combined with major temporary exhibitions. A "must visit" in Essen.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Le Monde called it "the most beautiful museum in the world" and meant the building by David Chipperfield which indeed is perfect for a pleasant art experience.The string of interconnected pavillons are light and light-flooded, bridge inside and outside by opening the perspective to green interior courtyards and the town outside, and make you discover the collection quite effortless in... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Nice examples of some of the Master's - Monet, Picasso etc. Galleries are large with high ceilings and well lit, so good for viewing. I was there mid-day and very few other people were there so it was pleasant to view in quiet. Definitely worth getting audio tour from museum.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I loved, loved, loved this museum. Aside from its shockingly good permanent collection of modern art, from Kirchner and German Expressionist pieces to a variety of other art movements represented -- we saw what in recent memory is my absolute favorite temporary show, "Im Farbenrausch-Matisse, Munch and the Expressionists" . This had to be one of the most brilliantly organized... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Nice collection of 19th century art. We enjoyed especially the 4 Van Goghs, but also Nolde, Macke, Kirchner and other painters. And some great sculptures by Rodin. Vincent & Paul next door is a good restaurant.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I spent an enjoyable afternoon viewing the 19th and 20th century collection of paintings + sculpture and photos and 21st century art in the amazing modern gallery (new exhibition space by David Chipperfield). It was difficult to find on foot : I guess it might be easier by car or tram. Bags have to be left in the cloakroom. There... More

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Hanover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I am a regular visitor of this fine museum of Germany´s so called Ruhr District. It got a new exhibition hall in 2010 and this building itself is worth to see. A lot of light and bright architecture which suits the collection of mostly European 19th and 20th century pictures. Among them several van Goghs, Manets, Picassos. Entrance fees a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Had a good section of 19th and early 20th paintings, not many but covering the main artists. Some sculptures as well.

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I've now viewed two exhibitions here, "Farbenrausch" and "Engel of Paul Klee". Beautiful setting for a wonderful permanent collection, too.

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